50 YEARS OF TRADITION
Planning of spatial development and development, both for Warsaw and the Warsaw agglomeration, which was initiated before the war, was continued by the Capital Reconstruction Bureau. After 1945 the Bureau took on the burden of urban planning and architectural works of the city reconstruction after war damage and planning the future development of the capital. The further step of the dynamic Warsaw development, in order to create the conditions for proper coordination of planning works related to the reconstruction and further transformation not only of the capital, but also of the entire Capital Voivodeship of that time, by a resolution of the Presidium of the National Council of the Capital City of In 1972, the Warsaw Development Planning Office was established. The new office was established by the merger of the Warsaw Urban Planning Studio and district urban planning studios with the Office of Studies and Projects of Engineering and Public Communication, thanks to which it began to implement comprehensive studies, developing the methodology of their preparation.
In 2000, the Warsaw Development Planning Office, which is a municipal enterprise, was privatised on the basis of the “Act on Commercialization and Privatisation of State Owned Enterprises”, transforming into a joint stock company. The WDPO joint stock company, along with its tangible and intangible assets, took over its most important asset – experienced staff, thus becoming the direct successor of WDPO.
In 2019, WDPO joint stock company, through the sale of shares, became part of the Riva Finance Capital Group. The company has changed its registered seat, has been restructured and recapitalized, owing to which it can further develop and achieve its objectives in the field of planning studies, engineering systems and environmental protection.
planning studies for cities and municipalities
planning studies for Warsaw
studies of public transport and road routes
studies of the system and devices of engineering infrastructure
studies in the field of environmental protection and management
studies for the former Warsaw Voivodeship
studies of spatial information systems
specialist studies on spatial development
studies on demographics
And much more
years of experience
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE WARSAW DEVELOPMENT PLANNING OFFICE:
- cities and municipalities of the Masovian Voivodeship
- the Capital City of Warsaw
- cities and municipalities throughout Poland
- the Municipal Roads Administration
- the General Directorate for National Roads and Highways
- private investors undertaking the construction of large facilities/buildings in Warsaw
- “Polish Airports” State Enterprise in Warsaw
The most important studies prepared by WDPO concerning spatial planning include:
The most important communication studies prepared by WDPO include:
The most important infrastructure studies prepared by WDPO include:
The most important environmental studies prepared by WDPO include:
The activity of the Warsaw Development Planning Office was not limited only to studies for Warsaw and WCV. Expert opinions, research, planning and design works were also carried out for other areas of the country, at the request of the central institutions operating at that time. The foreign activities of WDPO included, among others reconstruction and development plans for cities and regions damaged by earthquakes: Skopje in Yugoslavia and Chimbote in Peru, urban plans in Algeria, Ghana, Iraq, Nigeria and Syria. The largest of the WDPO’s foreign planning projects concerned studies for Libya.
In the years 1975–1985 the Office prepared spatial development plans for the Tripoli region, Libya. WDPO, as the main contractor of this contract in the planning part, developed a comprehensive plan for the region, plans for five sub-regions, plan of the capital agglomeration and nearly eighty cities and towns of Tripolitania. The specialists from other Polish cities also participated in these works, and their work and results were awarded with the Minister’s Honorary Award. Later, in 2005-2010, WDPO also developed the spatial development plan for Fezzan region.